Puako, HI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Puako, Hawaii - Basic Facts

The Puako Census Designated Place had a population of 801 as of July 1, 2016. Puako ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Hawaii. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Puako is located at latitude 19.9509 and longitude -155.8555 in Hawaii County. The formal boundaries for the Puako Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.31 sq. miles and a water area of 7.33 sq. miles. Hawaii County is in the Hawaii time zone (GMT -10). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Puako Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2414126) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Hawaii is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Puako Census Designated Place is located within South Kohala Division of Hawaii County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Puako population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Puako: Lalamilo, Puako *, Pukao.

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Puako, HI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 801
Population in Households 801
Population in Familes 575
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 78
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 404
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 235
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 2,229 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 223 (10.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 180 ( 8.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,825 (81.9%)
Median Home Value $993,590
Average Home Value $922,879


Median Household Income $72,954
Average Household Income $127,014
Per Capita Income $59,977
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.59% 0.81%
Households 0.44% 0.64%
Families 0.84% 0.59%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Puako, HI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Puako to the other 151 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Hawaii by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 127 17th
Population Density1 # 143 6th
Diversity Index2 # 144 5th
Median Household Income # 48 69th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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